►The National Security Agency (NSA) has infiltrated Yahoo and Google data centers worldwide without the companies’ knowledge to collect information from hundreds of millions of user accounts, according to documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Millions of records are sent every day from Yahoo and Google internal networks to the NSA data warehouse, including metadata and content information. Both companies have expressed anger at the snooping and are calling for widespread reform. “We are outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from our private fibre networks, and it underscores the need for urgent reform,” said David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer.
►Adobe has announced that hackers took the credit card information and personal data of more than 38 million customer accounts in a cybersecurity attack, upping the number from 3 million, which they reported at the beginning of October. The hackers also stole part of the source code to Adobe’s Photoshop editing software. Adobe spokeswoman Heather Edell said the company is still investigating the cyberattacks and is in the process of notifying affected users. Hackers may have been able to decrypt user information and use it to break into other accounts, Edell warned.